Ewan Gleadow

Five romantic movies to watch alone this Valentine’s Day

Five romantic movies to watch alone this Valentine’s Day

There’s no better feeling than waking up on February 14 with no present other than the hangover you’ve given yourself from a previous night of inept, drunken antics. So what better way to spend your day than by locking yourself away and sticking a few movies on? But it’s the season of love, so you […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day

Top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a great day to give your female significant other a book to show how much you care. Northern Lights has compiled a list of top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day. 1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is perhaps one the most heartbreaking novels – of the year. […]

 Rachel Noddings

Review: Her – The Deeply Personal Tale Of Modern Impersonal Romance

Review: Her – The Deeply Personal Tale Of Modern Impersonal Romance

  Her, billed as “a Spike Jonze love story”, marks the fourth feature-length film directed by, unsurprisingly, Spike Jonze. In this intriguingly futuristic film, Jonze draws you into a story of cyber romance that centres on Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix). Theodore is an expressive man with a neat moustache living in the near future where […]

 Northern Lights

The Northern Lights Film Show – "Someone Give Tom Hanks A Kleenex"

The Northern Lights Film Show – "Someone Give Tom Hanks A Kleenex"

After some surprisingly popular demand, we’re back. People have already started asking where you were when the first, grammatically poor, “Northen” Lights film show was uploaded. There’s even rumours that natives of Borneo went to see Dallas Buyers Club, based purely on our review. Sam and Angus bring you their thoughts on the movie news, upcoming […]

 Darren Hyland

Her – Spike Jonze's Academy Award Dark Horse Opens In The UK

Her – Spike Jonze's Academy Award Dark Horse Opens In The UK

  Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in Her, the solo screenwriting debut of Jackass co-creator Spike Jonze. Her centres around an introverted man, soon to be divorced, who purchases and forms a strong bond with a talking operating system that names herself Samantha. Voiced by Scarlett Johansson, Samantha evolves and adapts to life […]

 Angus Saul

Tyneside Cinema Unveils The North East's Favourite Romantic Film…

Tyneside Cinema Unveils The North East's Favourite Romantic Film…

The results are in, and the winner of the North East’s favourite romantic film 2014 is… The Notebook. The Tyneside Cinema asked the public what their favourite romantic film of all time was, and the screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ epic love story came out on top, beating out Brief Encounter (1945), last year’s winner […]